We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 83 Colorado schools made our rankings.View Rankings
One of the states with flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, Colorado tests students via state assessments that cover math, reading, writing and science. Colorado has programs to help homeless students, create drug-free schools and promote nutrition education, according to the Colorado Department of Education.
There are 83 Colorado schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 15 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools and 44 bronze medal schools. One of Colorado's top-ranked secondary schools is Peak to Peak Charter School, located within the Boulder Valley School District, which is about a 40-minute drive from the state capital of Denver.